Es un campamento de minería informal más grande del Perú. No puede ser considerado ciudad porque no cumple con los requisitos del plan urbanístico.

La Rinconada is a small city in Altiplano, Peru. It is known for being the highest permanent city of the world at a height of 5,100 m (16,700 ft). La Rinconada has about 50,000 inhabitants, an increase of over 200% since 2000. It is located near a gold mine and most of the locals work at the mine.

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From Puno it's a six-hour bus ride on unpaved roads to La Rinconada.

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Walking is the only way of getting around within the town. Roads are not paved and are generally very muddy, so make sure you have proper boots.

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View of the town.

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The town suffers from mercury and cyanide poisoning due to the mining activities and there is no sewerage system.

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